A letter of thanks to “amazing” CCU nurse, Ruth Burall

A letter of thanks to a very CCU special nurse, Ruth Burall, for her exceptional care. Dear Ruth, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you personally and thank you so much for the exceptional job you did with my friend (who was a patient on CCU).[…]

  1. Sandy Fox: Great Job Ruth!!

  2. Trish Bryan, Charge RN ENDO: Thank you Ruth for representing our hospital so well.

  3. Norma Davis: Great job Ruth,we're so lucky to have a great nurse like you taking care of our friends, families and members…

  4. Jen Christ: Great Job Ruth! Well deserved! You are an amazing nurse and long time friend. Keep making it Great!

Donate your gently used scrubs to Oklahoma health care workers

It is healing to be able to help in times of need. We have all been affected by the stories and images of loss and destruction from the tornados in Moore and Oklahoma City. While the cities are requesting no clothing at this time, Scrubs for Joplin has made contact[…]

  1. Brandy Brown: I was very happy to help. Thanks for organizing this for the healthcare workers affected by the tornadoes.

SMART Discharge goes live June 3

Beginning next week, you will see flyers and information posted around the hospital regarding SMART Discharge, a tool formatted to help patients and families receive complete and accurate discharge instructions. SMART Discharge will be utilized in all inpatient areas. SMART stands for:  Signs/Symptoms I should look for Medications Appointments Results Talk[…]

Arlette Arjona-Cross, RN, sings national anthem at Nats game

The Star Spangled Banner is known to be one of the most difficult songs to sing well, but one of our very own made it look easy — even with the added stress of a stadium full of Nationals’ fans.  On May 10, Prep Team nurse Arlette Arjona-Cross performed at the Washington Nationals/Chicago Cubs[…]

  1. Flip: Girl, you rocked the stands!!!!!!!!! I wasn't there but saw the video on Heidi's phone. Way to go!!!!!!

  2. Evelyn Rochlin: Way to go Arlette! Wish I could have been there. Ev

  3. Cheryl Briggs: Arlette: I was surprised to see this and thrilled for you! I bet you were amazing!

  4. Will: A winning combo, Arlette and the Nats! Great job buddy!

  5. Brandy Brown: Yes, I was there! Arlette, you were AWESOME!!!

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From volunteer to PCT to new grad NICU Nurse: Rachel Dziok shares her story

In 2008, I moved to Annapolis from Arlington, Virginia, where I had volunteered at a local hospital. I enjoyed the experience and wanted to continue that type of community service in my new home. I settled in to life in Annapolis and went to AAMC’s website to check out the volunteer opportunities available.[…]

  1. Carol Lacher: The NICU was blessed with an outstanding new graduate that brings so much to the bedside. Rachel has great team…

  2. Laura Brague: Great job Rachel! We're so happy to have you as a part of our team. Congratulations on starting the first…

  3. Chris Knight: Rachel, it was my pleasure to work with you during your time in the ED. I knew you were truly…

  4. Jessica Gray: Rachel, I miss working with you but I know you are doing amazing in the NICU!!! You are a blessing…

  5. Ann Marie Holland: Rachel, It is a pleasure having you in the February 2013 New Grad Cohort!

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Congratulations to AAMC’s newest PCT’s

Congratulations to AAMC’s newest PCT’s, who recently completed their on-site program and became certified as CNA’s. This week, they joined with COO/CNO Sherry Perkins, AAMC colleagues and their families for a graduation ceremony. View the photos from this event here. One of the highlights of the ceremony was hearing what each unit had to say[…]

  1. Carol Lacher: It is truly amazing the talent AAMC has with current staff and our new addition of PCT II's. The NICU…